March 13, 2014 | Volume 119, Issue No. 11

Gobblin' good weather

It seems even the wild turkeys can feel spring in the air Monday, March 10. As temperatures reached highs near 50 degrees F, this turkey trudged through thick, wet snow along a rural southern Carlton County roadway. The restoration of the wild turkey, once rare, has been so successful there are now spring and fall hunting seasons. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, wild turkeys can be seen in flocks of six to 40 birds that roost in trees in the evenings. A fun fact, the turkey lost by one vote to the bald eagle to become the national bird. For more information on wild turkeys, visit www.dnr.state.mn.us/birds/wildturkey.html. Don't get used to the warm weather, however, the extended forecast calls for snow showers.

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